106510255At least seven Victory Fund-endorsed candidates will compete for state legislative seats in Colorado this fall, which could give the state one of the largest LGBT legislative caucuses in the country.  All seven advanced in uncontested Democratic primaries Tuesday night, though some could face well-financed GOP opponents in November.

“These are all truly impressive people with strong records of community service.  They will be fantastic representatives for their districts, and they will add energy and authenticity to the debate about LGBT equality in Colorado,” said Chuck Wolfe, president and CEO of the Victory Fund.

The now-official openly gay and lesbian Democratic nominees for the Colorado General Assembly are:

Rep. Mark Ferrandino, Colorado State House of Representatives, District 2 (incumbent)
Joann Ginal – Colorado House of Representatives, Dist. 52
Dominick Moreno - Colorado House of Representatives, Dist. 32
Paul Rosenthal – Colorado House of Representatives, Dist. 9
Sen. Pat Steadman – Colorado State Senate, District 31  (incumbent)
Rep. Sue Schafer – Colorado State House of Representatives, District 24 (incumbent)
Jessie Ulibarri – Colorado State Senate, Dist. 21

Sen. Lucia Guzman, an incumbent, is not up for reelection this year.